You had been painted white. Carol began work on you and discovered that secrets were beneath that surface. After sanding, she found particle board and veneer.
Carol applied two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Versailles. However, your unevenness showed through. Carol hoped the application of a glaze might help.
It didn't. Carol figured two can play this game. If you want to trick people into believing you are wood, then she would go all trompe l'
Let's take a look at your after picture, shall we?
And a look at your faux wood top...
Fantastic job! Carol says if she attempts this feat again she'll use her router. It took her a week to get the feeling back in her fingers. No pain, no gain in this instance!
Carol's Paint Creations is based in Battle Creek, Michigan. She sells her items at Rubles Furniture. You can follow along with Carol and her gorgeous work on her Carol's Paint Creations Facebook page. It's not just about furniture, she offers up a lot of goodies for you. You'll find time has slipped right on by you before you know it. Let her know you saw her on Furniture Flippin'.
Thanks Carol for sharing your lovely and challenging furniture flip!
Okay, dear Furniture Flippin' readers, I'm looking for some "What Would You Do?" pictures to feature. You know what that is, don't you? It's where you send me a "before" picture of a piece of furniture that you just can't quite figure out what to do to it. I'll show our Furniture Flippin' gang, they'll give you their advice, then you get back with us down the road after you've done flipped it. We'll follow up with you and see what you did. Email me your pictures at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Happy Thursday! Go forth and rescue some furniture!